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So how is Trout Unlimited doing with its collaborative, pragmatic approach to conservation? Look no further than the latest round of the Bureau of Reclamation’s WaterSmart grants, which recognize innovative, cooperative efforts to improve watershed health. Trout Unlimited’s name is all over this [ READ MORE... ]
Blog Post BY rscholfield ON June 12, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
A fresh look at infrastructure
Through the Liquid Assets effort, TU and project partners will provide capital for ranchers to convert to sustainable ranching practices and for farmers to improve water use through crop switching or irrigation system improvements. By boosting both water savings and farm and ranch profits, we can [ READ MORE... ]
As I write this, the administration has issued an unprecedented executive order to review many of the West’s national monuments, including the Rio Grande del Norte, to determine whether they deserve designation. They’re considering delisting or scaling back some of the monuments. It’s a [ READ MORE... ]
Overall, the Trump budget proposes cutting EPA by 30 percent—a devastating and demoralizing blow for an EPA staff already understaffed and overwhelmed.
Colorado lawmakers last year passed legislation marking the third Saturday of May (May 20 this year) as Colorado Public Lands Day—the first state in the nation to establish its own public lands holiday. It’s a chance for Coloradans to acknowledge the many benefits of public lands in our state—and [ READ MORE... ]
Blog Post BY rscholfield ON May 18, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Protecting Gold Medal waters
“The process of commenting on these federal land actions can feel bureaucratic and can be tedious,” said Tyler Baskfield, sportsmen coordinator for Colorado who drafted comments for TU pertaining to the May 2017 Oil and Gas Lease Sale. “But it is critical that we address federal land actions from a [ READ MORE... ]
Blog Post BY rscholfield ON May 16, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
A dynamic vision of trout
A technician uses an antenna and radio receiver to locate fish in Milk Creek.
For years, there was wrangling and outright hostility among water users, with Trout Unlimited fighting Denver Water over its diversion plan to take additional water to the Front Range. But in 2014, TU helped broker a cooperative agreement that, among other things, pledged the parties to work [ READ MORE... ]
Blog Post BY rscholfield ON May 5, 2017 - 1 COMMENTS
Going big on Greenbacks
by Randy Scholfield
Blog Post BY rscholfield ON April 20, 2017 - 0 COMMENTS
Cleaning up Akron Mine
A few years ago, I would frequent the area to ride mountain bikes on the Canyon Creek trail, and always noticed the Akron Mine near the beginning of the ride with its large waste rock and mine tailings piles that abutted over 1,000 feet of Tomichi Creek. This eyesore looked out of place in such a [ READ MORE... ]